Lower Extremity Revascularization
At Sentara, we offer many treatment technologies to help restore blood flow to the legs and feet of patients with clogged arteries due to peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
Lower Extremity Revascularization: Expert Care in Virginia
We will determine which is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you based on the size, location and type of blockage(s).
For all of our techniques, we make a small incision in the upper leg or groin area and insert a catheter into the incision.
Minimally Invasive Lower Extremity Revascularization: Services We Provide
We offer a number of different treatment options for restoring blood flow. We will discuss the benefits and risks of each one and decide on the approach that best suits your needs.
We thread a catheter up through the artery to the point of the blockage. Then, we inflate a balloon at the tip of the catheter to force the plaque to the sides, opening the blockage.
Your physician threads a catheter up through the artery to the point of the blockage. Then, the catheter is passed through the blocked artery wall to form a new opening and restore circulation.
Often after balloon angioplasty has newly opened a blockage, the vessel requires a stent for reinforcement. A stent is made of flexible, mesh metal material that fits into the artery wall to keep it open.